Potty Training...any ideas??
September 1, 2006 10:48am CST
I have recently started poty training my 2 year old girl...and I was wondering if anyone had any great ideas for getting her to go on the potty??!!
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Nov 06
this is great,I do agree with a number of the posts,but if you wait to long,over 3 you could be in for a fight. One way I know,is to use the kitchen timer,set it for every 45 min.to an hour,whichever is closer to the time she normally goes.let her know,when the timer goes off,it is time to try the potty,get some of her favorite books and read at least one of them to her to help keep her interested in sitting,if she does not go after about 10 minutes,just rest the clock to 1/2 hour and start again,if she has an accident,fine,change her and reset at 45 to an hour and start fresh,the timer lets her believe it is her idea and mom is not nagging.
27 Nov 06
Toilet Training should be a fun and exciting experience for both you and your child. Remember, your child should feel in control of the process, not you. Take a slow, casual, matter-of-fact approach, and make it fun! Always encourage and praise your child. Do not begin training until your child shows signs that he/she is ready. Every child is different. Most are ready for potty training between two and two and a half years old (some as young as 18 months or as old as 3 years). Start at a time when you can spend a lot of time together- when your child is eager to please you and there are no major distractions or traumatic events in his/her life (new sibling, divorce, moving, new caretaker, etc.). Never pressure or punish your child for unsuccessful attempts at using the potty. Most of all, be patient! Your child will learn to use the potty when he or she is ready (and not before!).
• United States
27 Nov 06
I remember those days....I always used a piece of oaktag and made a giant poster for the days of the week, then I would write my childs name in beautiful colors on top of the poster. In the colums for the days, when they went to the "potty" they would get a sticker to put on the poster. You could use any stickers she likes, or the star stickers. Let her put the sticker on, make a great big deal over it, I used to sing "Hooray - Pee Pee On The Potty!" over and over again. Then I would pick my kids up and swing them around when they were all done and hug and kiss them. Good Luck